Mmm hmm. It’s true. This chai-spiced yogurt bowl is JUST what you need to begin each day of the INSANELY busy holiday season. Yep. And it takes almost no time to whip up.
The issue around the holidays is mostly about time…and overwhelm. You will feel WAAAAY less overwhelmed if your blood sugar isn’t all whacked out. And a good breakfast means you’re way less likely to go overboard on the naughty stuff.
So do your brain…and your body…a big favour. Eat! Eat breakfast. Eat this Chai-Spiced Yogurt Bowl for breakfast.
You can use any yogurt your body desires: sheep, raw, cow, goat, coconut (homemade or purchased). If you’re using animal yogurt, look for the full-fat, non-homogenized or organic versions — and unsweetened always.
Or use this Easy Homemade Yogurt recipe. Yum yum.
I enjoy chai-spiced foods because the spices themselves have a warming quality that feels so nice when it’s chilly. They’re also great for the digestive system. I love it when food makes my tummy feel good.
The recipe below is just what you need to get things moving right. Happy Holidays!!
Chai-Spiced Yogurt Bowl
- 1 1/2 cups unhomogenized or homemade plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp chia seed
- 1 banana, sliced (if frozen, saute in a little ghee before adding)
- 1 small apple or pear, chopped
- 1 Tbsp each toasted almonds, pecan, pumpkin & sunflower seeds (or variety)
- handful dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots, goji berries or currants)
- 1 Tbsp grated coconut, toasted (optional)
- 1 Tbsp raw honey or real maple syrup (optional — not needed with dried fruit + banana)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger (or a little fresh grated)
- pinch cloves
- In a bowl, combine yogurt with chia seed. Let sit for up to one hour. (Skip this step if you don’t have chia seed.)
- Once the chia seeds have expanded a little (plumped up) add the remaining ingredients. Serve right away.